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Seychelles

Physical Map of Seychelles

Phyiscal Map of Seychelles with state boundaries. It shows the major physical features of Seychelles including the main islands, terrain, and the nearest foreign territories.
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The small island country of Seychelles is an archipelago of over 100 islands and has a total land area of only 452 sq. km. However, the islands of the country are spread far and wide forming an Exclusive Economic Zone that covers a total area of 1,336,559 sq. km. 

The country has two major island groups - the Mahé group and the Outer Islands. The former comprises of over 40 islands that with a granitic mountainous topography. The latter has over 70 islands which are flat and coralline but largely uninhabited due to the lack of sufficient freshwater resources. The highest point in the country, the 905 m high Morne Seychellois, is situated on the main and largest island of the country, Mahé. 

Districts of Seychelles Map

The Political Map of Seychelles showing its districts.
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Seychelles has 26 administrative districts. In alphabetical order, these are Anse aux Pins, Anse Boileau, Anse Etoile, Anse Royale, Au Cap, Baie Lazare, Baie Sainte Anne, Beau Vallon, Bel Air, Bel Ombre, Cascade, English River, Glacis, Grand' Anse (on Mahe), Grand' Anse (on Praslin), Inner Islands, Les mamelles, Mont Buxton, Mont Fleuri, Plaisance, Pointe Larue, Port Glaud, Roche Caiman, Saint Louis, Takamaka. The 26th district is the Outer Islands which was recognized as a district in recent years by the country's tourism department.

Three districts English River, Mont Fleuri, and Saint Louis (shown on the map above) together comprise the national capital of Victoria. 

Where is Seychelles?

Where is Seychelles?
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An archipelagic island country in the Somali Sea region of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is located in the Southern and Eastern Hemispheres of the Earth. Itis located around 1,600 km off the eastern coast of Kenya in mainland Africa. It is located to the northeast of Madagascar, another island country of Africa. Other major islands near Seychelles include Comoros and Mauritius to the south, and Maldives to the east.

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Outline Map of Seychelles

Blank Outline Map of Seychelles

The blank outline map above shows some of the major islands of Seychelles. The largest among them is the island of Mahe. The above map can be downloaded for free and used for educational purposes or coloring.

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Outline Map of Seychelles

The outline map shows the major islands of Seychelles including the largest island of Mahe. These islands are spread across a vast area of 1,336,559 sq. km. 

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Key Facts

Legal Name Republic of Seychelles
Capital City Victoria
4 37 S, 55 27 E
Independence 29 June 1976 (from the UK)

Geography

Total Area 455 km2
Land Area 455 km2
Water Area 0 km2
Total Border 0 km
Coastline 491 km
Climate Tropical marine; humid; cooler season during southeast monsoon (late may to september); warmer season during northwest monsoon (march to may)
Coordinates 4 35 S, 55 40 E
Mean Elevation 0 m
Lowest Elevation 0 m
Indian Ocean
Highest Elevation 905 m
Morne Seychellois

Demographics

Population 97,625
Ethnic Groups predominantly creole (mainly of East African and Malagasy heritage); also French, Indian, Chinese, and Arab populations
Languages Seychellois Creole (official) 89.1%, English (official) 5.1%, French (official) 0.7%, other 3.8%, unspecified 1.4% (2010 est.)
Religions Roman Catholic 76.2%, Protestant 10.5% (Anglican 6.1%, Pentecostal Assembly 1.5%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.2%, other Protestant 1.7%), other Christian 2.4%, Hindu 2.4%, Muslim 1.6%, other non-Christian 1.1%, unspecified 4.8%, none 0.9% (2010 est.)

Economy

Currency Seychelles rupees (SCR)
GDP $1.70 Billion
GDP Per Capita $17,401.72
Exports Canned tuna, frozen fish, petroleum products (reexports)

This page was last updated on September 14, 2020

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